Tongue in cheek look at the life of the legendary 'hanging judge' who brought justice to the west of the Pecos while wearing his heart on his sleeve.
Narrated by Richard Widmark, playing a U-S Army officer, John Ford's wholly sympathetic statement of the Indian's circumstances opens Cheyenne Autumn, 1964.
Wyatt Earp (James Stewart) and Doc Holliday (Arthur Kennedy) are Western bons vivants inconvenienced by the Indian uprising, in a side-plot in John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn, 1964.
Trooper Plumtree (Ben Johnson) arrives to tell Archer (Richard Widmark), Braden (George O'Brien) and the Quakers (Carroll Baker, Walter Baldwin) that the politicans can't be trusted, in John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn, 1964.
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Director John Huston ("The African Queen," "The Maltese Falcon") and a powerhouse cast make magic in this tongue-in-cheek Western saga. Academy Award-winner Paul Newman ("Nobody's Fool," "The Sting") shines as the real life, self-appointed judge. All-star supporting cast includes Academy Award-nominees Anthony Perkins ("Psycho") and Ava Gardner ("The Sun Also Rises"), Jacqueline Bisset ("Rich and Famous"), Roddy McDowell ("Planet of the Apes"), Tab Hunter ("Grease 2"), Ned Beatty ("Roseanne"), and then-newcomer Victoria Principal ("Dallas") in her feature film debut. Written by John Milius ("Clear and Present Danger," "Apocalypse Now").
Beautifully restored to its original length with footage not seen in two decades, John Ford's last Western masterpiece chronicles the struggle by Cheyenne Indians to migrate homeward across the Great Plains in 1878. Featuring an all-star cast including Richard Widmark and Jimmy Stewart.
John Ford's last Western masterpiece chronicles the struggle by Cheyenne Indians to migrate homeward across the Great Plains in 1878.
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